After putting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in solitary confinement by effectively banning his internet usage, Ecuadorian embassy has restored the controversial figure’s WiFi usage, allowing him communication with the outside world.
According to The Guardian, “Ecuador has partly restored Julian Assange’s communications with the outside world from its London embassy where the WikiLeaks founder has been living for over six years.”
Assange had his internet privileges suspended back in March in an attempt to curtail the WikiLeaks founder from interfering in other countries’ affairs. According to the BBC, the straw that broke the camel’s back was Assange’s questioning “accusations that Moscow was responsible for the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in the UK.” The Ecuadorian government views Assange’s move as something that could endanger their relations with the United Kingdom.
“The measure was adopted in the face of Assange’s failure to comply with a written commitment he assumed with the government at the end of 2017, under which he was obliged not to issue messages that would interfere with other states,” the Ecuadorian government said in a statement.
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